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HEATED POOL, tropical gardens, quiet countryside near Lagos and beach - Two bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights



Two bedrooms

2 air conditioned bedrooms on the ground floor, completely private.

Twin beds in both bedrooms with fully fitted wardrobes and ceiling fans.

Fully equipped kitchen.

Bathroom with bath and shower, wc and bidet.

Living/dining room with single sofa bed and dual aspect patio doors leading onto a sunny terrace with barbecue and furniture, overlooking the gardens. Ceiling fan.

Gas fireplace and radiator heating for winter use.

Free WiFi, Satellite TV, stereo radio/CD/DVD player.

About the property

Large villa offering 1 to 8 bedrooms.

This beautiful villa offers a selection of one and two bedroom accommodation. Ideal for couples, families or large groups. Prices quoted on this website are for 1 and 2 bedroom accommodation but the whole villa can be rented for up to 16 people. Please enquire for prices.

This extensive property set in beautiful landscaped gardens with heated pool . A countryside location yet only a five minute drive from a blissful stretch of sandy beach at Meia Praia and from the shops, restaurants and nightlife in the lively and picturesque marina town of Lagos, with Palmares Golf Course also close by.

Very child friendly and safe with loads of grounds to explore.

Because this our home, it is clean, comfortable and very well maintained. The setting is an oasis of tranquillity from which to explore the many nearby attractions of Lagos, its coastline and stunning beaches.

The pool is heated from 1 April to 30 September. It measures 10m x 5m with a max depth 1.8m and is walled and fenced from the main garden making it child friendly. We think pool heating is essential, even in warmer months. Heating can be requested for an extra charge at other times of year.

The pool is surrounded by both terraced and grassed sunbathing areas with sun umbrellas, chairs and comfortable sun loungers from which to relax and enjoy the unspoilt surroundings and countryside views towards the Monchique hills.

There is also a shaded picnic area next to the pool which is ideal for outdoor dining. Beyond a rockery is the small orchard which contains a variety of trees including oranges, lemons, grapefruit, walnuts, pomegranate, plums and more. Pick your own when in season.

Quinta Bavaria benefits from a secluded location reached by a quiet road which continues towards the long sandy stretch of Meia Praia beach and the scenic Palmares Golf Course.

The property has secure electric gates with an access code inside which is a long driveway lined with trees, and plenty of parking space.

The 2.5 acres of land is well fenced and hedged and the property is surrounded by mature gardens and colourful flower boxes with a large area of lawn towards which all the terraces and patios face. The extensive lawn is ideal for ball games. Children love to play 'dodge the sprinklers' in summer.

We, Colin and Sue, the English owners, lovingly clean and maintain the property and grounds to a high standard. We are on hand to give advice, local information, carry out repairs when necessary and to make sure that you have everything you need to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. But if you don't need us, you won't see much of us after we have welcomed you to your holiday home.

Quinta Bavaria: Once Discovered, Never Forgotten.

Our aim is that you return.

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Available Rentals

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A 25% deposit is payable on booking, with the balance due a minimum of 8 weeks prior to arrival.

There is a 10% surcharge for a third person sharing one bedroom or a fifth person sharing a two bedroom unit.

Utility costs from 1 November to 31 March are not included and will be charged according to a meter reading at the end of your stay.

Please enquire for full details of available accommodation, we are able to offer a combination of units to suit your individual requirements.


Vale de Lama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms are air conditioned. Towels and linen are provided. A wooden or full sized travel cot and high chair can be provided on request for no extra charge.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide a complimentary welcome pack on arrival so you can have a cold drink and snack without having to rush to the supermarket. A wooden or full sized travel cot and high chair can be provided on request for no extra charge. All guests have access to a washing machine and tumble dryer in a separate laundry room. Linen and towels are changed and the villa cleaned in the middle of 2 week stays. Clean towels can be requested at any time. Accommodation is available from 4pm and we ask that you vacate it by 10am on your last day, unless alternative arrangements can be offered. We do hope you choose to visit Quinta Bavaria for your family holiday. We, Sue and Colin, live in an adjacent villa and are on hand to help out with anything that will make your holiday more enjoyable; however, we will not be part of your holiday. Our aim: that you return.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

What a great place !

  • 5 of 5

We visited Quinta Bavaria over 12 years ago and decided to go back for a week in Aug 2014. We flew into Faro Airport and picked up a hire car through Goldcar (wish I hadn't and should have booked early through Sue's recommendations).

Located in a quiet but easily accessible area the villa complex is idea for families - we were 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Cacto Villa was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The pool is great aswell as the grounds.

Lagos is nearby with supermarkets and restaurants. During our stay we explored the Western Algarve, did a dolphin watching boat trip and a kayaking trip. They were with a local company arranged through Colin and Sue and well worth it.

We ate out most nights in and around Lagos and the prices were very reasonable.

Overall, our week in Portugal was fantastic - endless blue skies, great hosts and very easy to navigate around. Thank you Colin, Sue and Ben !!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Quinta Bavaria, and that you found Cacto spotlessly clean, comfortable and fully equipped. We aim to provide the personal touch! There are so many activities for children and teenagers in a short drive from Quinta Bavaria that a week is barely enough to fit them all in... dolphin watching and kayaking are definitely some of the highlights. Perhaps swimming with the dolphins next year? Our superb local car hire company gets very booked up in August so I always advise making an early reservation through me at the time of booking at Quinta Bavaria - no need to pay in advance, you pay in full when you collect the car at Faro Airport. It was lovely to see you all, thanks again for the review. Our aim is that you return. Sue & Colin
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A wonderful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

You could not find a better place to just relax in the sun with the beautiful gardens and lovely warm pool. The apartment is spacious, clean and very well equipped. The owners are great hosts and care very much that you enjoy your holiday. This is the second time that we have been here with our teenage daughters and they love it. There is plenty to see in the area and lots of good places to eat in the local village and the nearby town of Lagos. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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newcastle upon tyne

"Fantastic place to enjoy a great holiday"

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great apartment within a well appointed its own grounds and gardens,(where you can pick your own fruit), ..a heated swimming coded gates ...beautiful countryside...short walk to the local village ..with its small shops,market,bakery and small friendly restaurants....also within a short drive or bus into the fascinating Moorish town of Lagos....looked after by very caring and friendly English owners....then THIS is the holiday for you!!

Golfers are well catered for....within easy reach of Pennina, Palmares and Boa Vista golf courses.

My family and friends have returned to Quinta Bavaria many times....once you have experienced too, will not be able to resist returning!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eastbourne East Sussex

Perfect Peace....

  • 5 of 5

Quinta Bavaria is the perfect choice for a truly peaceful and relaxing holiday in the most beautiful and tranquil of surroundings.

My husband (who is disabled with limited mobility ) myself and two friends enjoyed the large, spacious, airy and very well maintained Cacto apartment. Although there were steps down to the apartment there is easy access from the apartment to the lovely warm pool and gardens. Sue and Colin are extremely friendly and helpful and are always on hand should anything be needed. They are the perfect hosts.

We have had two very successful visits and have booked again for this year with our family and friends. Once you have been it will become a firm favourite for return visits!

Car essential - a great location for touring with some very good food in local restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quality holiday at Quinta Bavaria

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Colin and Sue Hepple at Quinta Bavaria in May 2011. Our apartment was 'Colina' and was the smallest of available apartments. Everything was provided and apartment furnishings were of high quality. Privacy was guaranteed.

On arrival your fridge is stocked with a variety of essentials such eggs, milk, butter, cheese, bread etc - plus a bottle of cold white wine so that you can settle in without having to immediately rush out for a grocery shop. All apartments have their own BBQ set. There are a number of fruit trees in the garden and guests are encouraged to help themselves to whatever fruit is in season. We survived on large glasses of fresh orange juice which we picked before breakfast each morning!

The grounds are impeccably kept by Colin and his workmen and are truly beautiful (don't forget to take your camera along). There is also a large, heated swimming pool for residents.

Quinta Bavaria if a short walk from Odiaxere and about 12 minutes drive from Lagos on the Algarve coast. Some might feel a bit 'rural' at Quinta Bavaria but for us this was far better than staying in amongst a horde of tourists in the coastal resorts. We walked a lot and really enjoyed the exercise. Colin and Sue can also arrange inexpensive, and fully inclusive, car hire prior to your arrival.

One could probably find more inexpensive accommodation in the Algarve but you get what you pay for and everything provided is of particularly high standard. Colin and Sue were always very willing to help out if there was anything needed or an urgent errand to be run.

We will certainly return to Quinta Bavaria!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quinta Bavaria - Geminada

  • 5 of 5

The Geminada was a fantastic first floor penthouse, with everything you could wish for. The welcome pack was much appreciated after a long journey, especially the Sardines on toast! We really enjoyed the heated swimming pool and the well kept gardens which made it all the more perfect. Thanks to Colin, Sue and Ben who were the perfect hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colin and Sue Hepple
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This has been a fantastic holiday for us all. The location is really beautiful with the surrounding garden and lovely pool. The grounds are so well maintained and add to the excellence of the accommodation. You've really thought through all the possible requirements of holiday makers and provided for them. The instructions and notes were really useful and the car hire was so convenient and competitive. Really pleased with everything and would/will recommend to all our family and friends. See you soon.
Jul 2011
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Meia Praia
Car: recommended

The Western Algarve is still recognised as the unspoilt, quieter region of the Algarve.

Our local village is Odiáxere, about a 20 minute walk. It has a fish and veg market, a bakery, a couple of small grocery shops and a delightful monthly market where local farmers often trade cattle.

The countryside immediately surrounding the Quinta is a paradise for cyclists, birdwatchers and walkers. Meia Praia can be reached in 45 mins on foot, passing fish farms on the way (best by car in mid summer with beach gear!).

Lagos has tennis courts and an excellent municipal sports centre. Numerous watersports are available, plus boat trips to see dolphin in their natural environment or to see the beautiful natural grottos and caves all around Lagos. There are two waterslide parks and a visit to the Zoo Marine park is a must - swim with dolphins in a safe, controlled environment.

A short drive north-west through the picturesque countryside leads to the wild and rugged West coast where deserted, secluded beaches can still be found even in the height of summer.

A drive inland from Odiáxere through olive groves and eucalyptus trees leads to the crystal clear waters of the Bravura Dam. A trip to Monchique with its picturesque spa town takes about 45 minutes. Lagos Zoo is worth a visit.

Other Activities: Dolphin watching, boat trips, two water slide parks, bird watching, horse riding, scuba diving, watersports.

Golf: The scenic Palmares golf course with its links holes along Meia Praia beach and the three Penina golf courses are all just a few minutes away.


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