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Villa. Algarve, Portugal .Private pool. Near beaches, golf, shops, restaurants.

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

5 bed, 4 bath, sleeps 10, private pool. Amenities are within easy reach.

Situated in a conservation area just outside Lagos and close to the beach and upmarket development at Porto do Mos, Sitio dos Gavioes evokes the style of a traditional Portuguese manor house. It has a spacious kitchen/dining room, an upstairs sitting room and 2 balconies. Downstairs bedrooms have air-conditioning, two having en-suite bathrooms and two sharing a bathroom. The rest of the villa is designed for cool airflow in hot weather. The upstairs bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and an adjacent small room suitable for a baby or child. There is an 11m pool with shaded and unshaded areas We have a BBQ The villa has a mature garden and lovely views. Although the we are so close to the development at Porto do Mos you are rarely aware of it, and can experience the peace and quiet while enjoying a drink or coffee at the pool or on the terrace; or you can take advantage of the many locally available activities.

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The Porto do Mos area is emerging as perhaps the most desirable residential and tourist area of Lagos. There is a long sandy beach and beachside restaurant. Lagos is an ancient picturesque city and former national capital with many shops, restaurants and lively bars and clubs. It has a marina which is also the start point for a wide choice boat trips. There are several golf courses within easy reach of the villa, including Boa Vista which is within walking distance. You can enjoy superb walks along the cliff top or elsewhere and there are walks suitable for all ages and levels of fitness . The West Algarve has some of the best surfing in Europe. There are almost always some good waves somewhere within about 30 minutes drive. There are centres for diving, bike hire, and horse riding within easy reach. The beach at Luz, the next village along the coast, has a centre for watersports including water skiing. There are lots of pretty bays and beaches along the coast, some with beachside restaurants. There is a water park and a 'dolphinarium' within about 40 minutes drive.

Sitio dos Gavioes has been our family's other home for more than 15 years. We have spent many happy holidays there and got to know much of the area. The furnishings and contents of the villa have accumulated with an emphasis on comfort and convenience, and without too great concern for style. We hope our guests will relish a house in which they can benefit from a relaxing holiday, whether it is spent enjoying sunshine,good food and the pool; or sampling more strenuous local activities and night life. When you make a booking we will send you a list of useful and interesting websites of restaurants, activities, golf courses, etc, and there is a comprehensive folder in the house with suggestions of more places to go and things to do and see.

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Porto de Mós Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bedrooms 4 & 5
  • All bathrooms have baths with showers over, loos, and hand basins. Bathrooms 3 and 4 have no windows and powerful extractor fans. Bathroom 4 has a bidet. There is a loo outside near the pool which cannot be accessed from within the house and can be used as a changing room for the pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , See notes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Small double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • Bedroom 1: Very large. Bed is about 2m wide.Space for put-u up on request at extra charge. En suite bathroom. Bedroom 2: Traditional Portuguese double a little below standard size. En suite bathroom. Air conditioned. Bedroom 3: Twin beds. En suite bathroom. Air conditioned. Bedroom 4. Twin beds. Air conditioned. Shares bathroom with Bedroom 5: Very small room with bunk beds, suitable for children. Air conditioned. Cot and highchair available at no charge on request. Additional cots/highchairs can usually be hired in. Beach towels are also provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Downstairs is a large kitchen/dining room seating up to 10. There are 2 fridge/freezers in ''larder'' off the kitchen. The dining area has wood burning stove. The swimming pool is 11 metres long. There is a shaded area by the pool, and sun loungers are available in the pool area.


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Villa. Algarve, Portugal .Private pool. Near beaches, golf, shops, restaurants.
average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews

Excellent large villa with amazing pool

  • 4 of 5

Lovely private location. Pool well maintained. We had a small problem with the boiler for the hot water but was quickly resolved by local representative who was very helpful. Ideal for bird watchers and nature lovers. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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À very Nice house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very Nice and clean. We enjoyed the big swimming pool. The beach near the house is beautiful. I recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice House with everything you’ll need. A big Kitchen, nice sleeping rooms, shaded area by the pool… The location is very nice. It’s the last house on the road. Only one neighbour is “close” by, so it is very quiet and you can enjoy your holiday.

If you want to go to the beach it’s better to go by car. There is a big parking area.

We did enjoy our holiday here a lot.

And the road that leads to the house… Every normal car and driver can go there. If you have a pimped sports car you might have a bit of trouble. Everyone else can easily access the House.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Séjour à Lagos

  • 5 of 5

Maison spacieuse, confortable et très bien située un peu à l'écart de la ville mais à proximité de la mer, d'une plage et d'un départ de randonnée.

A recommander sans problème.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Tolle Villa zu günstigem Preis

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die Villa mit 9 Personen genutzt, für diese Gruppengröße war sie sehr gut geeignet, und das zu einem sehr günstigen Preis. Die Fotos geben die Geräumigkeit innen und außen nicht vollständig wieder.

Die abgeschiedene Lage am westlichen Rande von Lagos, fußläufig zum schönen und nicht überlaufenen Strand von Porto de Mos, kam uns eher gelegen, da man von dort aus gut z.B. mit Fahrrad in die Umgebung und das Hinterland gelangt. Grundsätzlich ist allerdings wie immer ein Auto für Einkauf usw. empfehlenswert.

Der Service vor Ort war hervorragend, mehrmals in der Woche wurde die Bett-Wäsche gewechselt und der Pool gereinigt. Der Vermieter war bei der Abwicklung sehr verläßlich und fair.

Würden wir bedenkenlos weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Kim Bones
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the peace and quiet and the beautiful scenery, and enjoyed the lovely walks.

Ian & Sheena T. Dorset.
Oct 2010
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Boa Vista
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Main road linking Lagos to A22 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
O Antonio's
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Porto De Mos
Car: necessary

Sitio dos Gavioes means 'small holding with the sparrowhawks'. You pronounce it 'sityo dosh gavy-oinsh'. The house is about 400m from the hard roads of the major upmarket development at Porto do Mos, yet this is hardly ever seen or heard. The house feels peaceful and remote with birdsong often being the only sound. It is near the beach at Porto do Mos, between Lagos and Praia da Luz in West Algarve. Lagos has restaurants, bars, shops, and lots to see and do. There is golf at Boa Vista, Penina, Parque da Foresta, all favourites for golfers. Surf is good especially at beaches at Praia do Amado, Beliche, Zavial, Mareta, etc. Sagres and Cape St Vincent are within 20-30 minutes drive as are villages of Burgau, Salema, Figuera. Also within easy reach are a water park and a 'dolphinarium'. Watersports, boat trips, horse riding, diving are also available. You can take boat trips from Lagos including one to view dolphins.

Other Activities: Lazing by pool, shopping and sightseeing, eating

Golf: The nearest golf course is at Boa Vista, about 3 kms from the house. You could walk there. Other convenient courses are at Parque da Floresta, Palmeres and Penina. We send the website addresses of these courses and other facilities to you when you confirm your booking with us.

Ski: No snow in Algarve so no conventional skiing, but water skiing is usually available at the Algarve Sports Club on Luz beach. More information in the folder in the house.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $279.96

1. Prices shown are for the villa for a whole week between the dates shown.
2. The price is for up to 10 people.
3. Prices are shown in £ sterling. Payment in Euro is accepted. The price is converted at the rate prevailing at the time. Payment in either currency is accepted by cheque or by bank transfer (preffered). Cheques payable to 'M.J.A.Bond'.
4. Changeover is normally on a Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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