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Villa, Heated Private Pool, Sea Views, AirCon, WIFI, BBQ, 4th bedroom available

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Bolequieme, Loule, Vilamoura area, Central Algarve, Portugal - Amazing Views Out to Sea. Great Pool, Fantastic Sun Spot. Perfect Location to Relax In Private.

Casa Donald is situated about 20 minutes from Faro airport. This attractive and secluded rural villa is set in 2 acres of private gardens in which figs, olives, Almonds and lemons are growing. Please see more information at .The villa has been sympathetically converted but retains many original features. The pool is set in a private terrace to the house and there is a top sun terrace which has uninterrupted views to the sea, with large family sized BBQ. The whole villa is double glazed to help keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. With blackout shutters and fly nets to all windows. The Villa is equipped as a home from home, with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

There is a BBQ area for entertaining and outdoor cooking.

The villa is all on one floor 4 comfortable bedrooms with two en-suite and one bathroom. The master bed is a king size.

There is a Playstation and games, this allows access your own accounts for Netflix, amazon, and sky

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More Details
Registration Number : 44216

Nicola Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Nicola Cooper

We love Portugal and the people in this country. What attracted us to our villa was the privacy and the fantastic views. We have had many wonderful evenings chatting and enjoying the expansive views out to the sea. There is such a relaxed feel to the villa it is an ideal place to unwind. also perfect for sun worshippers due to the Sun Terrace which enjoys the full shine of the sun from Dawn til sunset.

Nicola Cooper purchased this villa in 2000

Why Nicola Cooper chose Boliqueime

We have owned this villa since 2000. It is ideal for anyone wanting privacy and suitable as a family home and very comfortable. It goes without saying that we love Portugal and especially the Loule area where our home is. The swimming pool is well maintained and in pristine condition and can be heated if required. We have land around the house some of which is garden and the rest is wild and full of trees, shrubs and flowers. There are other houses nearby but we are not overlooked which gives us privacy.

What makes this villa unique

Secluded. Quiet. Birds singing. Walking cross country.

No tourists. Local hospitality at Portuguese prices. Relaxing by the pool. Privacy. Sun. Easy to get to. Relaxing. Well Equipped. Home from home. And did I mention Quiet. Secluded, and Bird Song. Fresh Clean Air. Master bedroom with King Size Bed. Play station

Guestbook comments from the owner

Latest Comments from our Guests.

March 2013


We would like to thank you for our lovely stay at your Villa last week we had a great week the weather was mostly good and the Villa was really comfortable and gave us a really good base. The pool was really warm and used every day the sun was out, the views were fantastic. Lorraine was also very helpful and welcoming.

November 2012


Your property is lovely, well maintained and has such stunning views.

We got a lot of bird watching in, Waxbill and Bonelli's Eagle spotted.

Thanks again Nicola, I would definitely return to your property.


Excellent villa flexible accommodation but beautifully private.


A lot of Villa for the money, next time we will book the Aircon it is really needed after being on the sun terrace for a good Sunbath even in June.


Loved the Location, Shame we had to leave. Please can we buy your villa ?


Nice Village, very welcoming, easy place to get to, and no n
Oct 2010
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Coopers Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Coopers Bar
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


A Number of fantastic beaches from 10 mins drive time.


Faro Airport 30 mins away.


Distance to Boliquieme 3.0km.

Nearest Restaurant 5 Mins walk.

Nearest Cafe 5 Mins walk.

Nearest Bar/Food 5 mins walk.

Nearest Beach 15.0km.

Nearest Supermarket 2km.

Nearest Mini Market 10 mins Walk.

Further Details:

There are local shops and two cafe and restaurant in the Village of Alfontes.


Boliqueime Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Ensuite to bedroom 1 bath, hand basin and WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, hand basin and WC. Bathroom servicing bedroom 3 and 4 with bath, hand basin, WC and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , king size bed in master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and ensuite. Bedroom 2 with double bed and ensuite. Bedroom 3 with double bed and 1 single. All rooms have wardrobes / drawers. Bedroom 4 can be made up if required with twin singles. £50 pw. Air-conditioning in all rooms if required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property can accommodate 9 people though we are happy to rent it to small groups if required. If you require the 4th bedroom this is available for £50 pw. There is extensive sunbathing areas with a private terrace with views out to the sea and also a second terrace that is by the pool. Internet Access available. Outside: Private pool with heating if required. BBQ, sun terrace and patio. The Villa is located in a 4000m2 Plot so is surrounded with much local plant life and forna, Almond trees, olive trees, Fig trees, Orange and Lemon trees. This is a well kept rustic garden with the villa residing in the centre of the land giving you peace and tranquillity, away from prying eyes. As the villa is situated in the country side you have very little noise form local traffic. The villa has a private driveway with ample secure parking, off road from multiple cars. The outside lighting around the Villa make an evening by the pool with a drink and a BBQ meal very enjoyable. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, house cleaned at weekend changeover. Other: 2 Terraces and BBQ


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Villa, Heated Private Pool, Sea Views, AirCon, WIFI, BBQ, 4th bedroom available
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 14 reviews

Fantastic Family Holiday In Good Value Villa

  • 5 of 5

After collecting the hire car we drove about 35 mins to the Villa from Faro Airport. Easy journey great directions.

When we arrived and saw the Villa we were stunned by the location. The privacy and size of the Villa grounds were amazing. It is an oasis just like in the pictures. The Villa is big enough for the 8 of us and although not massive it was just right for a holiday.

But it’s about the outside really who goes to sunny Algarve to sit inside, and this Villa has the best outsize areas I have ever seen. A Massive sun terrace for my wife and daughter “The Sun Goddesses” the lower terrace with the cool, crystal clear pool for me and the lads to splash around. Nice top terrace stone BBQ to big enough to cook a meal for 10 on. Well-tended gardens with all sorts of fresh fruit trees olives, Almonds, orange and lemon, I tried figs straight from the tree and they were great, and outdoor living areas make this Villa excellent value. Thank for the new experience.

The location is great for a nice county walk without the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail. A few mins walk into the village and there are 2 café bars that serve great food. One is Portuguese, dish of the day is a plate of bbq meat and the other is an Italian theme doing Pizza and pasta also fish and chips. All with great friendly service. A bit further on is a local café that serves Magners by the pint on draught for only £2.00 along with the best ham and cheese toasties in the world for another £1.50 each.

The location is great as well, although I would recommend a car or taxi. There is a large supermarket 10 mins drive in the next village but a mini market is 5 mins walk. Beaches have to be driven too not walked to, we enjoyed Benagil Beach and did cliff diving with the kids, only 40 mins in the car, the nearest beach is only 15 mins drive.

Good welcome pack, can we have white wine next time instead of red, and more beer lol. Maybe you could offer a custom welcome pack, I would pay a bit more for a choice, but all the essential were there for our arrival, P.S. I am not complaining, just getting options for next time.

In all a very relaxing, chilled out place to take the family and go with the Portuguese flow of life.

Thank you we will return for longer next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martin for your glowing review, apologies for the red wine, good idea for the welcome packs we are trying to organise this with the management company, but in the meantime any special requests can be made before arrival and we can try to accommodate all our guests’ needs. Yes the villa is well situated to explore the Algarve and experience all the local offerings as well as the tourist track. I am glad you found the local Portuguese restaurants in our little village, they are great value for money. Thank for you using Casa Donald Villa as your family home whilst on holiday, thank you for booking next year already. White wine and extra beers are on order as requested! Obrigada
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Stunning private villa

  • 5 of 5

The setting of the Villa is breath-taking, nice amount of gardens around the villa to make it feel very private. The pool is of a good size for the children to bob around in all day and for us adults that like our comfort the pool is heated!!. In the evening I suggest sitting on the top terrace with something cold in hand and watch the sun go down and then watch the lights come on in Villamora and Albufeira. The villa itself is of a good size and has a well equipped kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal for the family, also bedrooms are roomy and two of the rooms are on-suite with plenty of hot water and can have multiply showers on at the same time and no issue with water pressure or heat. If you are opting out for the evening, there is a lovely restaurant in Boliquieme about a 10 min drive, 2 starters, 2 mains a bottle of wine and water 37 euros, the same sort of meal in Villamore was 96 euros, no better or worse. Also you must visit Bang Bangs which is about a 10 min walk away from the villa and you can happily sit outside for a couple of hours watching life go buy. They do serve green wine which is fizzy local stuff on draft, if not keen just make the movement for not the draft stuff and you will get a glass of normal wine

I love this villa and location, give it a couple of days and you will feel incredibly relaxed and stress free. I would happily re-book for next year

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Thank you for booking again next year.
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Lovely villa, great location

  • 4 of 5

The villa is situated a little out the way but is perfectly positioned to do all the Algarve has to offer. You need a car definitely but the roads are all good so it's easy driving. The villa itself is spacious and has fabulous views. The management team were helpful and responsive and the owner was very flexible with payments etc so I paid in instalments.

There were a few issues with the villa...nothing that spoilt the stay and I have reported these issues to the owner but it is a fabulous place and I wish I owned such a lovely property!

Wi-Fi is available but I have suggested this is included in the price, also it wasn't super good so I ended up using 4g for a proportion of the time. Loads of books to read!

For things to do we went to Tavira well worth a day out get there early and go to the lovely beach as well as the water tower to see the sights. A day in Faro is always worth a punt and Albufeira is close by. You can walk from Vilamoura to Quarteira which is nice. Algar Seco is worth a walk around and lunch in Carvieiro.

We took a boat tour one evening from Albufeira for €25 each a 3 hour trip. There is parking in an underground car park near the marina which is free.

Of course zoomarine is good for kids. I don't go to places where animals are badly treated for money but this isn't the case here

You can swim with them if you are made of money!

All in all we had a lovely lovely time at Casa Donald. I would definitely return if I took extended family as it comfortably houses 9 people.

Thank you to Nicola as i am sure I drove her crazy with my instalments but it's a lovely villa with a fab vista and well situated.

Thank you for a wonderful stay

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen for your wonderful review and feedback. We aim to cater for all guest needs and provide a good holiday experience. I am glad you and your family had a great time in the Algarve and choose our villa to explore everything Portugal has to offer. Our Villa is well situated for exploring. You are most welcome to return with your extended family any time.
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great views.great pool, but in need of freshening up.

  • 3 of 5

Short drive from airport,lovely location,great views,villa is need of major TLC. Garden furniture,sunbeds all need replaced,fridge freezer badly needs replaced,one air conditioning unit not working,10min walk down the road was a lovely bar/restaurant ,the couple who owned it were wonderful, very helpful,served up great food,even had a happy hour which lasted 3 hours!!!!pizzas,fish and chips were a must. Overall we had a great holiday as a family.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback. We are glad you had a great family holiday and enjoyed staying in our Villa. As explained to you by the management team at the time the lounge only requires one air con unit and therefore the second is turned off deliberately. I trust everything else was excellent and you enjoyed the private pool with the peace and tranquillity of the Portuguese countryside that our Villa location enjoys with its magnificent views of the Algarve coast – thank you for your stay and feedback.
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overall relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The villa was well equipped and spacious, It is remote but we were aware of that, the village itself is extremely small, with only one decent bar/restaurant within easy walking distance (cooper's bar) which served excellent food and friendly staff, the nearest convenience store was a good 30 minute walk away, so you may as well drive into town where you have supermarkets. The directions to the villa was not the easiest to follow, we did get lost, but when rang Natalie (management team) she was very helpful, as was paul who cleaned the pool on a regular basis, happy to give us directions etc when asked how to get anywhere,

Only really a couple of negatives were,: No welcome pack. which would have been helpful as the villa is remote, I have stayed in several villas over the years and always received a small welcome pack with essentials, would only cost a few euros for tea sachets/coffee/milk and water.

we were there 10 days, we did not have a villa clean or towels changed, but there was only 3 of us so we could utilise the towels in the spare bedroom, I did not particulary want to do washing whilst on holiday.

Plus it would have been nice to have some pool lights

Overall a relaxing holiday with only little niggly things

Pauline and John

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for feedback on our Villa, I am glad you have a relaxing time whilst on your holiday. The Villa is situated in the quaint typically Portuguese village, which has 2 very good restaurants and another bar café that serves excellent Portuguese style snacks. Coopers is a great restaurant but just 200 feet across from Coopers is an excellent traditional Portuguese restaurant that severs dishes like char grilled fresh grilled, pork and chicken. Both the Café bar and restaurant are excellent value for money. About 300 feet away from Coopers next to the café bar there is a great mini market that is well stocked and open 7 days a week, and sells everything you would need for a holiday stay. We have reviewed the directions to the villa and made a couple of minor alterations. It is great to know that our management company were available to talk to en-route and help guide you in. It is instances like these that they are there for to make your holiday more enjoyable. Welcome packs are available on our booking form. The management company have changed the bulb and tested them all and they are all working perfectly. The lights around the pool area are on a sensor so they switch on automatically as it gets dark this is working 100%. We are sorry you have a few issues during your stay and thank you for your feedback and four star rating, we hope to see you again at Casa Donald. Thank you
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Great location, great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great base for exploring what the Algarve has to offer. Casa Donald has all the amenities you need and is well equipped for a comfortable stay. The views are outstanding as were some of the glorious sunsets. 10/15 minutes to some wonderful beaches. Vilamoura has some wonderful restaurants. Close enough to something for everyone, young and old alike. The pool was a great place to spend the days when we stayed in. Paul and Natalie were both very helpful. Looking forward to our return

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found the villa well equipped and had a great stay
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $402.95

Booking Notes:
A 30% non-refundable deposit required to secure a booking and the balance is payable no later than 8 weeks prior to arrival along with a returnable damages deposit of £300.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally a Saturday but can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
All prices and payment in GBP, We also take Credit Card Payments with a 4 % surcharge. fees, charges and currency conversion rates are the buyers responsibility. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund