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Spacious, comfortable 3 bedroom villa & pool, with VdL Golf and Tennis discounts

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

South facing terrace/pool. Family friendly. Free WiFi Internet. A/C. Cable TV

Fully licensed -Licence No 22232/AL

Centrally located, well appointed detached, energy-efficient Villa in the centre of Vale do Lobo, one of the best resorts in the Algarve.

We are villa members of the Tennis Academy and Club Vale do Lobo allowing our guests the use of facilities at the tennis academy, golf discounts, and use of other VdL facilities and services including the circuit bus (currently for a payment of €40pppw to Club VdL).

We have made our villa a home away from home and hope that our guests will find it as comfortable and welcoming as we do.

There are 3 bedrooms each with twin beds the upper one being very spacious with en suite and the lower 2 sharing a bathroom.

In the Villa we have free Broadband Internet access. Cable TV -Sky Sports package. Many European channels available.

DVD. 42in flat screen TV.

Solar augmented hot water and Photovoltaic system to make the most of the plentiful sunshine.

12 mins walk from long and attractive sandy beach. 3 Mins walk to popular, top class tennis centre with weekly group coaching for all ages -discounts available for coaching weeks and court hire.

Two world class golf courses (Green fee discounts of around 45% available for all guests)

South facing terrace with plunge pool and BBQ. Large, South facing sun terrace upstairs.

Short drive to lovely restaurants and markets.

Ideal base for discovering southern Portugal

Car hire: Advice on car hire available.

Tennis Coaching: 10 enjoyable hours of group coaching over 5 days includes membership of the club for the week and a mid-week BBQ. Discount available for our guests.

Tournaments and club times for adults and juniors every week.

Ask for details.

More Details
Registration Number : 22232/AL

Property Manager
Rui Donas
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

About Rui Donas

I am a recently retired GP from West Sussex. We have been coming to Vale do Lobo as a family since 1984 and many years before that as a couple.

Rui Donas purchased this villa in 1998

Why Rui Donas chose Loule region

We loved this villa for its central location in the resort and proximity to the Tennis Academy.

It is a lovely base from which to explore the Algarve and recently we have ventured further North for a few days.

What makes this villa unique

We loved the large South-facing upper terrace and the general spaciousness inside the villa as well as its central location.

From the outset we decided to make the most of the Algarve sunshine and have installed a solar-augmented hot water system and a Photo-voltaic electricity generating system which makes our villa close to carbon-neutral

Guestbook comments from the manager

Arrived home yesterday ,Saturday, just thought I'd drop you a line to thank you for the use of your lovely villa, etc!! The Lynn Family had a wonderful, wonderful time yet again !!!!!

Hope we can come again next year!!!!!!!!

'Diolch yn fawr' ( Thank you very much)


JL Summer 06

Dear Charles and Judy, we have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Portugal. The villa is lovely, spacious and very well equipped. The weather was lovely and hot with a blue sky every day. The Barringtons membership was very useful the facilities were excellent. The restaurants at The Praca were most enjoyable as was Ken homs Chinese. We went horse riding a Quinto do Lago riding stables and played golf at Villa sol.

Thank you so much for the hire of your villa we shall certainly be back again one day and recommend it to our friends. Kind regards, JF Summer 06
Nov 2007
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Almancil Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Twins
    Bedroom - 1 king , Twins
    Bedroom - 1 king , Twins
  • 3 twins, 1 cot Master bedroom with en suite (shower) and large south-facing terrace with view over the resort towards the sea. Two ground floor twin bedrooms with shared bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
42 in Flat-screen TV. CD/Radio/cassette player in living room. Solar augmented hot water supply. Fully fitted kitchen. 2 bathrooms, (one with shower and one with bath/shower). Heating/air conditioning units in each bedroom and 2 in living room catering for individual preferences. Free wireless Internet access via cable.


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Spacious, comfortable 3 bedroom villa & pool, with VdL Golf and Tennis discounts
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Very Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This villa is very spacious, with a well equipped kitchen. The bathrooms are modern with a limitless supply of hot water. The upstairs bedroom is very pleasant and airy, but the downstairs bedrooms are a bit on the dark and dreary side. The louvre doors on the built in wardrobes could do with an update.

The Barringtons membership worked out very well for the kids to go swimming and to the gym.

The owners were very pleasant to deal with, and put in a new hairdryer when I asked if there was one.

The computer with broadband was very handy.

Overall, very much a home from home!!

You do need a car to get around, but this is the case in this area generally.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always good to have feedback and we are keen to act on reasonable suggestions such as this. To this end we will be painting the louvre doors in the downstairs bedrooms very soon. More updates are also planned, in particular replacing the windows and making the ground floor terrace rather more secluded.
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Ticks all the boxes....

  • 5 of 5

Nice villa in a good location and great owners who can't do enough to help.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa in a fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

We have had a brilliant week at villa 831 this last week. We are regulars to vale do lobo and this is one of ournew favourites. The weather has been super and grandsons tennis good.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious property; the villa was spotless and the kitchen very well supplied with all the modern appliances you expect to find at home, including an espresso machine. The lounge diner is large with plenty of room for six people, although we ate on the terrace the whole time. The presence of Sky TV and WIFI was much appreciated by our children aged 17-21. Outside the pool was a perfect size for plunging in and warm too, there was plenty of hot water courtesy of the solar panels.

The master bedroom with ensuite facilities and a separate sun terrace provides seclusion if required. We used the gym facility at the tennis club and the bar and although Wimbledon was on at the time it was far too hot to play, much better to watch it on TV. The owners were very easy to deal with and their management team efficient and polite. We used the supermarket close to the resort and ate in several local restaurants, there is plenty of choice.

All three generations of the family thoroughly enjoyed their stay and highly recommend the property

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this lovely review. Maybe I should ask you to write the rest of our advertisement! We like to think that our guests will feel they are in our home rather than a rental property, as we do when we stay.
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Lovely spacious villa.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a relaxing holiday in the Algrave. The villa was lovely just what was advertised. The agents were helpful attentive and prompt with any issues. The cleaners also did a good job. It's lovely to lounge around and just jump in the pool when you like! It is a really nice villa it has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write your very positive review. We are delighted with our agents who look after our villa and guests as if they were their own.
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Tennis Academy bar
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo Clubhouse
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Tennis Academy
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Praca do Vale do Lobo
Car: recommended

Vale do Lobo, Algarve is one of the finest villa resorts in Europe with 2 wonderful golf courses and a tennis centre that hosts the senior tennis tour in August.

The beach is first class with fine beach restaurants and shops at the Praca.

The resort is constantly but unobtrusively patrolled by security staff for your peace of mind.

Within an easy drive you can be walking the glorious cliff tops of Carvoeiro or peacefully in the hills above Loule

Other Activities: Water-park 20 mins drive. Go-karting track nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

SECURITY DEPOSIT on arrival -credit card slip.
WiFi Internet included.
Enormous number of cable channels available including all UK terrestrial channels and Sky Sports.
Many European channels included
Air conditioning/heating included in rental price.
Winter rents are now inclusive of all services including supply of wood for woodburner..

By cheque or bank transfer. 1/3 of amount due on booking and the remainder 8 weeks before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.