Beautiful views over the golf course in quiet and private location.
About Christine Valentine
We currently live in the south of England between Henley and Marlow. Both keen golfers, we fell in love with the area and the Boavista Golf Course. Although not quite old enough to retire, we do plan in the future to use the villa extensively. In the meantime we welcome guests!
Christine Valentine purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Christine Valentine chose Atalaia
The western Algarve feels more like the "real" Portugal. Amongst the most friendly and welcoming people we have met in our travels. Exploring the amazing coastline reminds us of Cornwall (but with sunshine) Just a short hop to the mountains and wilder west coast, the villa is ideally placed whether you like to explore or just relax by the pool.
What makes this Villa unique
The high build quality , generous room sizes, fabulous views and private position within a high quality Golf Resort sold the villa to us.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Please shower to remove suncream and oil before using pool.
Please use beach towels when using sun lounger cushions
Please close sun umbrellas each night and at the end of your stay but also during strong winds as damage caused may be charged.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Vila as advertized.
Great place for our group of 8.
One of the best villas we have stayed at, our favourite part of the Algarve.
Exactly as described, a lovely villa, pool was warm, a big hit with the kids. Would thoroughly recommend. Thank you
Villa 103 was a delight to stay in for 1 weeks stay!!!! The villa is well presented and equipped. The check in was easy. Pool was fantastic - lovely & warm, and outside furniture was comfortable. Personal preference, the beds were quite hard. The offer of a starter pack might be useful as no dishwasher tablets or washing powder or any drinking water when we arrived. We only had 1 set of keys which was workable however if two sets were available it would have been great. Will definitely recommend to friends and family and hope to return to area next year. Many thanks
Ideal holiday base
We found this villa to be an ideal holiday base. But for our practice of taking a different villa for each holiday, we would be considering a return visit.
The location on the Boavista Resort offered 5-10 minute drives to Lagos, Luz, beaches including Praia deport de Mos, and several supermarkets. Within walking distance, the resort provided useful diversions for kids such as archery, golf driving range and play area, and it had a pleasant clubhouse restaurant and bar that we used several times.
We were disappointed to find that the spa, gym etc were closed for refurbishment during our visit.
We were a week into our holiday before we realised that there is a useful contemporary bistro about 150 metres from the villa, invisible round a corner off the main access road.
The villa was very well equipped with most basic requirements, but we would have liked plastic glasses and plates for use at the poolside.
The public areas were spacious and well organised, with the outdoor eating area conveniently accessible from the kitchen. All furniture and fittings were comfortable and looked attractive, but there was some minor wear and tear. Most of the inside dining chairs were seriously wobbly and we felt we had to be very careful when using them.
The bedrooms and ensuites were well provided and comfortable, with the master suite being particularly impressive: open, bright and attractive.
The solar-heated pool was very pleasantly warm on our late June/early July dates; the outdoor solar heated shower often a bit less so. The poolside area, balconies and grassed area were ideal for relaxing.
We were disappointed not to find a “villa manual” of the kind we have usually found in other villas. All necessary information is supposed to be available in the HomeAway App that is downloaded before the holiday, but we did not realise this and had not explored some areas of the App. This meant that we thought we needed to find out quite a lot for ourselves after we arrived. Even when we did explore the App fully, we found that some “manual-type” information did not feature. As one example, it would be helpful to have tips on shopping, eating out, etc. Also, the App information about the TV system was both inadequate and factually wrong so for several days we were unable to use it until we contacted the owners, who directed us to a phone helpline. [The owners were very patient and helpful when we contacted them on this and a property management issue]
Whilst we very much appreciate the 5 star rating, it is somewhat disappointing to read the list of comments. The Home and Away App. is used very successfully by all of our guests and shared easily between their friends and family some time before the visit. The TV has several HDMI Inputs matching any system and a simple scroll through shows the different services on offer. We have never had a guest complain yet of it's complexity.
We try our best to give all of our guests, many of whom return year after year, a stress free and relaxing holiday but unfortunately it seems we are unable to satisfy everyone. C'est la vie !!!!
Perfect family getaway in luxury
Could not find a fault with this beautiful property. Perfect setting with a private and gorgeous garden and large pool and the town of Lagos within a short drive. Spacious and spotless and extremely well maintained.
Situated on the beautiful Golf Resort of Quinta da Boavista with onsite Health & Fitness Club, Tennis Courts, Archery and superb Clubhouse Restaurant, the villa is ideally positioned a short drive or inexpensive taxi ride from the beaches of Praia da Luz and Lagos. Fabulous and inexpensive local restaurants and bars with the mountains and west coast a short drive away.