Delightful Family Villa in Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal: Situated in enviable position, tastefully decorated and furnished in an excellent location close to the beach and the Praca. Beautiful uninterrupted views of the sea from villa. Comfortable sitting room and dining room area with Cable TV and Radio/CD player. Two Balconies and patios to the front and rear of the villa, with sunroof terrace. Outside Barbeque. Fully fitted kitchen with all modern appliances. High quality standard in both bathrooms. 3 bedrooms with air-conditioning available. Utility room with washing machine and ironing facilities. Maid service included. Two Championship Golf Courses are situated within the Resort and a superb Tennis Centre. We operate a non-smoking policy in our villa.
Our family of four daughters have enjoyed the most happy and memorable holidays at our villa. The whole area is magical, all we could have wished for only minutes away. We never tire of the wonderful views from the patio, balcony and roof terrace, from where we can watch the family swimming in the pool. Now our grandchildren visit often and may the happy times continue.
June Whale purchased this villa in 1997
We fell in love with our villa from the first visit all those years ago and could not believe how fortunate we were to find such a unique villa, the position and the satisfaction of making it our own. Over the years so many satisfied guests and lovely comments in our visitors book enable us to relive the many memorable occasions there through our guests. Excellent facilities for all ages, therefore something for everyone, young and old alike.
Staying within Vale do Lobo has so many benefits. The resort is 5-star luxury. From arrival at reception, courteous friendly staff within a spectacular entrance all creating the right welcoming impression for our guests. The beaches are amazing, including Tennis Valley and the restaurants all excellent, with the Praca offering nightly entertainment throughout the summer. The entire resort is secure and well kept to a very high standard, you could not wish for more in a holiday destination. There are few holiday destinations that offer so much for the whole family in a safe and upmarket environment. The area is renowned for top quality restaurants including Michelin Star restaurants nearby. There are also cheaper but good standard family restaurants for every taste and price range. List of recommended restaurants supplied before departure. Villa is only a short 20 min drive to Faro airport.
Our family of three adults and three children spent a two-week vacation at the villa, and we were happy about every single moment of our stay. We felt very comfortable at the villa — it suited us with its three bedrooms and a cosy living room very well. The garden, the front yard and the terraces on the balcony and on the rooftop offer a great opportunity to relax. Everyone of us loved the ocean, the beach and the beautiful seascape from the windows and the balcony. Our kids were happy to play mini-golf and go to the swimming pool. We have even played tennis on the courts of Dona Filipa hotel a couple of times — they have affordable prices, and people are very friendly there. It's great that all the facilities were in close proximity to us (let alone the beach!). The weather has also been very good — with so much sun, but not overly hot (what we all liked). The nearby restaurants were so much enjoyable (we have visited La Terrazza, Oriental and Sandbanks, as well as Spikes at the Reception), and also the selection of food in the local supermarket is very good — so we enjoyed cooking different kinds of meat and sea food. We also managed to travel to Lisbon by train and liked our trip very much (regreting only that it was too short for such a big city). My wife and the kids have also traveled to the historical cities of Lagos and Silves and were impressed by the medieval fortresses and the old streets there.
We spent a fantastic vacation at the villa and are very grateful to the property owners for their constant support and care during our entire stay; also being in touch with them while organizing our trip was a pleasure for us. We would highly recommend the villa and Vale do Lobo as a wonderful place for a family vacation.
Perfect family villa. The property has eveything you need for a great stay in Vale Do Lobo. It is spacious, clean and comfortable. Has excellent cooking and BBQ facilities and utensils. More importantly for a family with children the pool and beach are within 400 yards of the villa. The owner offers excellent customer service, communicating ways to enhance your stay by utilising the Vale Do Lobo services such as discount cards for the pool, restaurants and golf. The owner geuinely cares you have a great time. I have already recommended this property to my family.
We went to this villa with four teenage children and it suited us all perfectly. The villa is attractive, well situated with a lovely view of the sea, very comfortable (I slept very well), clean, well maintained, not noisy and, best of all, our teenagers loved the resort! My husband and my son used the gym every day and I went to the spa. We hired a car and found that the resort is a perfect base from which to explore the region and its restaurants. The owners are very friendly and helpful and really want to ensure that your holiday is the best that it could be. This was one of our best family holidays and I would recommend it without hesitation. Isabelle Paterson
We stayed in the villa October 2011 and had a great time. The location was superb - very close to the Praca and to the beach, perfect for a bit of lunch or a midday dip. The villa was lovely, spacious and homely. We really enjoyed sunbathing on the rooftop terrace with its sea views or sitting down with a glass of wine on the patio. Access to Barringtons was an added bonus. All in all we had a fantastic holiday and would love to return again in the future.
Stayed at this lovely villa in July 2011 with three 16 year old boys. The villa was clean, spacious, airy and well furnished and the accomodation (with bedrooms and bathrooms on two floors) suited us perfectly. We all loved the sun terrace with its superb views and privacy for sunbathing and enjoyed the other outside areas - the two balconies and back and front garden. The beach was so close we frequently wandered down for a swim and sunbathe. The weather was beautiful - hot and sunny but with enough sea breeze to stop it getting sticky. We made some use of the air conditioning but it was not really necessary as the villa was very airy.
The boys loved the busy teenage nightlife and the proximity of the villa to the Praca area. We were also very reassured that they could walk back to the villa safely and easily late at night.
We all made some use of Barringtons club for the gym or pool. It was a 15 minute walk away but it was very useful to have membership as the resort pool in front of the villa was not free which was our only disappointment. We also hired a tennis court from the local hotel, a few minutes walk away, which was more convenient than going to the Tennis Centre.
The owner was very helpful and attentive and phoned us during our stay to check everything was OK which was a nice touch. It was good to have a weekly maidservice to clean, tidy up and change the towels and the maid herself was very friendly and thorough.
We hired a car but only used it for airport transfers, shopping and a trip to Albufeira. One could survive without a car but the local supermarket is a 20 minute walk away - ok if buying a few items but not for a weekly shop. In July the resort was busy with limited free parking which was a disincentive for moving the car although we did always manage to get a space.
We would highly recommend the villa and the resort although in July (August?) it is a place for teenagers so probably best to avoid if you want a quiet week away as a couple!
Just returned from a fortnight's family holiday in July with kids aged 6 and 4 and we would highly recommend this villa. It's immaculately clean and has all the necessary 'mod cons' and the air-con (controllable in both direction and temperature) in the bedrooms is an added bonus. The cleaner and gardener popped in regularly but not in an intrusive way and the layout lends itself to a lovely breeze going through the villa and ina secure way. The great aspect of the villa is the location though and you are literally 2 minutes walk from 'the praca' and at worst, 3 minutes from the beach! This locale allowed us to either bbq at the villa and stroll down with the kids for the entertainment at night at the praca or avoid any pitfalls with a car and dining out enjoying local vino! At first we were a little nervous that it may be quite noisy being so close to the restuarants, etc but we were never disturbed once and that was important with the kids. You also have the pool facility as an option which we visited three times to vary it a little but we all found the beach to be better...and cooler! The owners are terrific and could not have been more caring and supportive and ensured that the holiday went trouble-free. We would highly recommend the villa and will certainly be looking to return.
Vale do Lobo is renowned as a luxury resort and is an excellent choice for family and activity holidays. In addition to two championship golf courses and superb white sandy beaches, family entertainment also includes the tennis academy, crazy golf and Penguin Village with child care, pool and adventure playground. Discounted golf at many courses arranged through reception. Nightlife is centred at the Praca close to the beach with excellent restaurants, cafes, bars and live music during the summer months. The Villa situated just moments away from lovely supervised beach and Praca with its many superb restaurants and excellent night life and entertainment and 24 hour security.
The Villa is fully compliant with then requirements of the Portuguese Tourist Board.
Other Activities: Tennis, Driving Range, Crazy Golf, Paragliding/water skiing in summer
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
As Owners of our villa we subscribe to the Vale do Lobo Owners Club. This membership allows our guests to purchase Membership cards from reception for 40 euros per person per week. These cards allow free use of the Tennis Club pool, discounts at restaurants, free use of the circuit bus, discounted golf and spa facilities, discounted Penguin Club and Crazy Golf plus half price entry to the Rotund
One third of the rental is payable at the time of booking and the balance will be due one month before the start of the holiday.